Diagnosis of HIV infection in pregnancy: Data from a national cohort of pregnant women with HIV in Italy

M. Floridia, M. Ravizza, E. Tamburrini, G. Anzidei, C. Tibaldi, A. Maccabruni, G. Guaraldi, S. Alberico, A. Vimercati, A. Degli Antoni, E. Ferrazzi

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Abstract

We analysed the characteristics of the pregnancies with a previously undetected HIV infection in a national observational study of pregnant women with HIV in Italy. In a total of 443 pregnancies with available date of HIV diagnosis, 118 were characterized by a previously undetected HIV infection (26·6%, 95% CI 22·5-30·8). The following factors were independently associated with this occurrence in a multivariate analysis (adjusted odds ratios; 95% CIs): foreign nationality (5·1, 2·8-9·3); no pre-conception counselling (35·9, 4·8-266·1); first pregnancy (2·1, 1·2-4·0); asymptomatic status (6·8, 1·5-30·6). Women with previously undetected infection started antiretroviral treatment significantly later during pregnancy (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1127
Number of pages8
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume134
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Floridia, M., Ravizza, M., Tamburrini, E., Anzidei, G., Tibaldi, C., Maccabruni, A., Guaraldi, G., Alberico, S., Vimercati, A., Antoni, A. D., & Ferrazzi, E. (2006). Diagnosis of HIV infection in pregnancy: Data from a national cohort of pregnant women with HIV in Italy. Epidemiology and Infection, 134(5), 1120-1127. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268806006066